ALBUQUERQUE, NM — One person died Sunday morning after their car rear-ended a semi-truck on Interstate 40 near Albuquerque’s Uptown area, reports KRQE.
Albuquerque police responded to the scene on the westbound lanes near Louisiana Boulevard Northeast shortly after 3:00 a.m.
According to authorities, a Dodge Charger was speeding westbound in lane 1 when it entered lane 2, where it hit the right-rear side of the semi-trailer. The Charger spun out on impact before coming to a stop on the right shoulder.
Police said the driver of the Charger died as a result of the collision.
The driver of the semi was evaluated at the scene and was released.
No further information has been made available at this time. Authorities have not said whether intoxication contributed to the fatal crash.
An investigation was in progress.
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